Epiphyllum anguliger is an epiphytic cactus species from the Cactaceae family. It is endemic to Mexico where its grows in tropical forests. Most grow in trees where they tuck their roots into pockets of decaying vegetable matter which settle into nooks and crannies of tree brunches. They share their habitat with orchids, bromeliads, ferns and mosses. Their tropical environment provides them with lots of warmth and  high humidity and most importantly, shading from full sun.


Pot: 10.5cm 

Foliage: Approximately 25cm in height

Available in other sizes.




How do you take care of a Fishbone cactus?


Take care for a Fishbone cactus by keeping it in a moderate to warm environment between 14 and 20°C, the plant will be able to survive in cooler conditions of 10°C for short periods, but it’s best to avoid this if possible. Simulate their dense rainforest environments to keep them healthy by giving them the right light and moisture conditions. 


How much light does a Fishbone cactus plant need?


Fishbone cactus plants grow best in medium light with some shade. Their natural environment is fairly shaded by the dense rainforest canopy, so try to emulate this in your home by keeping them away from direct sunlight. 


How often do you water Epiphyllum Anguliger?


Epiphyllum Anguliger needs plenty of water to stay healthy. Water them liberally during spring and summer, and less so during winter. Keep this plant moist by providing it with a humid environment, you can do this by regularly misting, using a humidifier or placing them on a watered pebble tray. 


Is Fishbone cactus toxic?


Fishbone cactus is not toxic, making it a pet-friendly plant, so you can keep this plant in a busy family home without the fear of any expensive vet trips.


Is Fishbone Cactus toxic to cats?


Fishbone cacti are not toxic to cats, but you may still want to keep your cat away if they are likely to play with it or pull at it. 


How do you get a Fishbone cactus to bloom?


Fishbone cactus plants don’t usually bloom when kept inside, however it can be done if they are given the right conditions to thrive in. You can help your plant out by giving it a little more indirect sunlight in late summer to autumn, which may encourage to flower it. Keep a close eye on it though, as it will flower overnight and this precious bloom will only last a day!


How do you propagate Epiphyllum Anguliger?


Epiphyllum Anguliger can be propagated by taking three cuttings of mature leaves. This allows them to cure for 2 weeks and then planting them in a 4-inch with a potting mix blended with perlite and coarse sand for good drainage. Refrain from watering the cuttings until they are rooted and then give the plant the proper conditions to thrive. 

Epiphyllum anguliger - Fishbone Cactus